Metro-North Conductors Fired Amid Allegations of Cheating on Safety Exam

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    Twelve Metro-North conductors have been fired for allegedly cheating on a safety exam. Andrew Siff reports. (Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014)

    Nine Metro-North conductors were fired and three others have been reassigned as the agency investigates allegations of cheating on safety exams, according to a published report.

    The MTA told the Daily News the new class of conductors is being disbanded after the discovery that one of the rookies in the training program got access to a test and passed it around.

    According to the News, the safety test, which tested the class on signals, curves and speed limits, was stolen out of an instructor's bag.

    This exam is typically given to new hires and those seeking to be promoted to conductor, according to the News.